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SDI, Inc. Announces Jim Owens as Senior Vice President of Business Development

4/29/2014

Bristol, PA (PRWeb) – Jim joined SDI in April, 2014 as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Jim has over 20 years’ experience developing and commercializing innovative integrated service supply chain solutions for multi-site clients. He brings client-focused financial acumen and significant experience with integrated solutions offerings across multiple industries.

Although his work history is focused in commercial and industrial business development, his underlying motivation has had a consistent theme: an intuitive drive to apply innovative ideas and strategies to solving problems and creating opportunities. In each of his previous roles, he faced challenges similar to those of MRO; fragmented, under-resourced and non-standardized practices, for which he created and implemented successful centralized, strategic, value-driven solutions.

Most recently, Jim was VP of Strategic Markets at USM, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) a Fortune 500 facilities management and mechanical and electrical construction, where he led the company’s integrated facilities management (I-FM) service and market development efforts. Prior to his tenure at USM, Jim was VP of Sales at IFCO Systems, NA, an international logistics and supply chain service provider. While at IFCO, Jim was instrumental in pioneering the company’s innovative single-source supply and reverse logistics services offering.

Andy Cvitanov, CEO of SDI stated “ Jim's intuitive thinking and commitment to delivering solutions not to just improve MRO, but to make it a strategic value driver, will make him an invaluable asset to our clients, and to SDI's leadership team.”

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SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.